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They will turn tires into cement. Agreement between Gocycle and the Ministry of the Environment of Jujuy

They will turn tires into cement. Agreement between Gocycle and the Ministry of the Environment of Jujuy

This public-private association will provide a solution to treat a type of waste to which a concrete solution was not found. "The opportunity to continue betting on solving problems that generate impacts on the environment and also on the health of the population, because tires often accumulate water and create conditions for the development of vectors that are associated with certain diseases," said the minister. of Ambiente Zigarán.

The benefits:

  • Strengthening of the management policy for associated waste such as tires.
  • Reduction of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
  • Contribution to the change of energy matrix in cement production, since the processed material will be used as fuel for the cement process.
  • Contribution to prevent the proliferation of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, the main transmitter of Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya diseases due to the improper disposal of tires.

For his part, the Director of Operations of Holcim Argentina, David Isea announced: “We are going to take advantage of our technological processes, but we are also going to make an investment of more than one million dollars that will allow us to provide a sustainable solution to this problem that faces the province but also commits us as a private sector ”.

This treatment is an environmentally sustainable alternative that consists of taking advantage of the energy value of waste, to achieve its total integration into the cement production process, without leaving any type of residue and under the highest environmental standards.

It seeks to recover the energy and minerals they contain, reincorporating them to another production process and reducing the consumption of non-renewable energy.

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